Events & Opportunities
Engage with COP26 by signing up for the latest events, training and opportunities for youth workers and young people from across the sector.
Connect with a global community of educators while transforming your teaching practice with National Geographic’s free online courses for educators. Courses range in content, length, and schedule, and are open to any educator from anywhere in the world who works with students in either a formal or informal setting.
Climate change, gender equality, health, social equity, and inclusion are issues that affect us all, impacting human well-being and economic stability. On this five-week course, you’ll develop an informed personal response to these major challenges as you’re supported to take positive actions towards a sustainable future
On this course, you’ll learn how to successfully teach climate change to secondary school students aged 11-14 years old. You’ll learn about the key facts behind the climate crisis, before going on to develop practical learning activities for your pupils.
On this two-week course, you’ll explore how climate change affects different people and places in varying ways and how we, and our world leaders, can take action.
Start out on your journey to turning climate change anxiety into positive and lasting action. Looking at the role technology can play in tackling climate change, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing our planet in the future and how to overcome them.
Understand how climate change, biodiversity loss and deforestation affect people, exploring justice in environment management.
My Mooc helps you to browse free and certified online courses. Just filter the category by topic and find a variety of climate emergency related courses to suit your needs.
Access eight modules, centred around themes connected to climate change. The modules are accessible self-teaching tools, to allow adults without any scientific background to learn more about climate change and what they can do about it from the comfort of their own home.
Scotdec offers a wide variety of courses on sustainability, climate action and global citizenship for those in the youth sector.
Study free courses on the topic of 'Nature & Environment' with OpenLearn.
Embark on 30 adventures – or Quests – that will help you understand and celebrate our natural world, while learning about how dependent we are on our planet.
Fighting climate change has never been more vital and in this session just before COP26 Generations Working Together will celebrate environmental intergenerational projects and show you why saving the planet can be fun.
Sign up to collaborate with entrepreneurial designers, developers, data analysts, marketers, sector experts and more, who will develop innovative products, services or tools that educate, empower and inspire public action against some of the planet's biggest challenges. Participants will form small cross-functional teams to work on a product prototype with support from subject matter experts and the wider technology community.
Apply for £1,000 to £10,000 of National Lottery funding to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change.
Grants of equipment and training bundles are available for community groups in Scotland to deliver projects which will benefit people or wildlife on the traffic-free paths of the National Cycle Network in Scotland.
£500 in funding available to projects involved in: Improving biodiversity and green spaces Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability Increasing community access to outdoor space
This search engine provides a network of youth awards in Scotland, and will support you to find an award suitable for your youth group.
Archaeology Scotland’s Heritage Hero Awards offer a framework, a focus and a reward for groups undertaking heritage focused projects.
Learn more about the John Muir Award to find out how your young people can be recognised for connecting, enjoying and caring for their wild spaces.
Wild Challenge is a call to get up, get out and get wild! It's a challenge for you to connect with the natural world - to reach out and touch it and meet it head-on, up-close and personal. There are a range of fun activities to choose from and bronze, silver and gold awards to achieve.
Green Tree Schools Award encourages outdoor learning and inspires pupils about trees, woods and wildlife.
Young People’s Competition: Together For Our Planet. A competition for young people to find new ways to make religious festivals more eco-friendly.
SYFF have partnered with the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive and ScottishPower to launch a film competition designed to give young Scots a voice at COP26.
The 90kg Rice Challenge is the perfect social enterprise activity for your school, church or community group covering a range issues which are prevalent in today’s society including fair trade, sustainability, social enterprise and global citizenship.
Find a climate action group near you.
Register your interest in becoming a Climate Action group to join hundreds of groups across the country campaigning for urgent climate action.
Find your nearest Fridays for Future Scotland group and find out how your young people can get involved.